Joni Sandez known as El Joni is a singer and songwriter of Latin music. Born in Ventura, California since he was 14 years old, he began to favor the Cumbia and Norteño genre. Like Ramon Ayala, Bronco, Los Bukis, and Los Caminantes. Giving way to compose and play the guitar with a grupero style. His compositions are part of the Broadcast Music Inc. affiliation.
At his young age, he has traveled and interpreted his own songs through different parts of the United States, in turn he has been in other parts of the world, South America like Argentina and Paraguay, performing his songs on large stages, sharing with great artists who They ratify him as a young innovator in the music scene.
Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers and how you first got into this field of work –and who were some of your influences growing up?
Hello, my name’s Joni Sandez and it’s a pleasure to be featured here thanks for the opportunity. I’m a latin singer-songwriter from the Inland Empire. My genre is corridos, huapangos, norteñas, and cumbias.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
Well, I’ve taken lessons with Seth Riggs but not really trained I guess you can say. I kind of learned everything by experience. Not sure if it was the right way but I am really thankful for how far I’ve gotten.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
So I sing Spanish music but I recently released an English single called “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. It was really fun and I’m looking forward to a couple more English singles this year. Music is so diverse and I’ve gone the route of recording anything I think sounds and makes me feel amazing.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
Well, that’s really tough to say because living off of playing music for me is a huge accomplishment. So everything else that comes after is just an extra add on really.
Q: If you had a chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
Well, my genre is Regional Mexican but if you told me I can feature any artist on my next single I would do something crazy like bring a famous rapper on a track.
Q: Who is your inspiration?
I draw inspiration from many different things, for example, I can hear or read something sad and it’ll inspire me to write about it.
Q: How did you come up with the idea for your Music video?
I worked with VR music in this music video and I really can’t take the credit for it you know we planned it between us all but “Lecciones de La Vida” is one of those corrido songs that the story just came easy to us. It took us a couple of days to figure it out all and I really liked how it ended up. Many people were included in the scenes and I’m really thankful to everybody who was included in the production.